As we move on toward the middle of August, I hope your plans include taking in a number of the live performance productions that are being presented at some of our theatre venues here on the beautiful California Central Coast!
CORE Dance Company (www.coredanceslo.com) will present Confessions of A Love Junkie at The Spot (116 W Branch St in Arroyo Grande) through August 14.
Unlike any show you've seen before, Confessions of A Love Junkie has it all - dance, comedy, poignancy, and a whole lot of heart. The story centers around a therapist who specializes in love addiction. Four of her most eclectic clients take you through beautiful, comical, occasionally painful, and always powerful journeys. "The Good Girl," "The Player," "The Couple," and "The Fresh Out-Of-The-Closet" Guy create captivating pop culture characters who will make you laugh, cry, and inspire you. [NOTE: Saw the 8/6 matinee of this production and it is AMAZING! If you can get a ticket for any of the remaining performances - GO!].
Director Zheila Pouraghabagher, and Co-Creator Suzy Miller, lead a fantastic cast of dancers and actors ranging in age from 17 to age 45+. The Choreography ranges in style from Hip Hop and tango, to contemporary, Fosse, and jazz. The dancers keep the pace fabulous and fierce, with multiple guest choreographers, including a finalist from "So You Think You Can Dance," an Emmy Award winner, and several local prestigious artists.
Ticket prices: $18, general seating. Email or call for tickets: email@example.com or 805-541-2669 (cash or check only). The show is recommended for ages 16 and up with some mature themes and costumes.
To help celebrate Arroyo Grande's Centennial, South County Historical Society (SCHS) is producing "100 Years of People - Stories from our Past," a series of Readers' Theatre programs, each an hour long, adapted from historic writings about the life of Clara Edwards, born in 1855 to missionary parents in Indian Territory. Clara's childhood years turn her into an educated and adventurous woman, who arrives in Arroyo Grande in 1883.
"The Old Days:" Performance: Saturday, August 20 at 2 PM.
Sorcerer Productions' Little Shop of Horrors (https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=137142626372228#!/event.php?eid=219102174797618) will run through August 28 on the Clark Center main stage in Arroyo Grande. Next up in their first full season of shows will be Arsenic and Old Lace - auditions August 14 & 15, performances October 7-23. Contact Natalia Berryman NO LATER THAN August 12 to set up an audition time at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 805-328-4837.
Other upcoming performances at the Clark Center (www.clarkcenter.org) include Joe Chavira's Unity Shoppe Concert on September 3, Rudolf Budginas in Concert Featuring Kenny Lee Lewis on September 17, and the Kingston Trio on October 9.
Murder In Mind Productions (www.murderinmind.com) is presenting The Beverly Hillbillies Murder Mystery through September 4 at the Spyglass Inn in Shell Beach. Auditions for The Addams Family Reunion will be held the week of August 8 (performances October 2 - November 6). Please contact Judie Kewish at email@example.com or call her at (805) 489-3875 to set up an audition appointment and for further information.
SLO Little Theatre's (www.slolittletheatre.org) current schedule includes opportunities to hone your musical theatre audition skills (August 13 & 14 with Daniel Witzke) or attend a week at GLEE Camp (August 15-19 with Daniel Witzke, Michael Jenkinson and Sarah Brookell). Contact ACT Coordinator, Kerry DiMaggio, at (805) 781-3889 X 14 for more information.
PLUS - on September 5, 6 & 12, Reach the Sky, an evening of songs by what may well be some of Broadway's future songwriters, will be presented.
Kelrik Productions' (www.kelrikproductions.com) was proud to present From Main Street to 42nd Street on August 13, featuring Jacque Carnahan. Stay tuned for what's next!